Formula 1 driver numbers revealed as FIA announces 2014 entry list

Formula 1's drivers have now been issued with their permanent race numbers, after the FIA confirmed the entry list for the 2014 season on Friday

Formula 1 driver numbers revealed as FIA announces 2014 entry list

As part of an effort to improve the marketing nature of the sport, the teams and the FIA agreed at the end of last year that drivers would now be assigned with numbers that they will carry throughout their entire careers.

Drivers had to lodge a request with the FIA for their preferred numbers - with any clashes going in favour of the driver that finished further ahead in the world championship.

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With drivers having been informed of their numbers over the course of this week, the FIA issued the full entry list for the 2014 F1 championship.

World champion Sebastian Vettel will have #1 this season, but has chosen #5 as his race number and will switch to it when he is no longer champion.

Pastor Maldonado has elected to bring the #13 back to F1, even though it is traditionally viewed as unlucky, while Nico Hulkenberg will race with the #27 made famous by Gilles Villeneuve.

The FIA release also listed Max Chilton as the second driver at Marussia, albeit without a specified race number.

AUTOSPORT understands that a deal for Chilton to stay on alongside Jules Bianchi is done, but it has not yet been officially announced.

Both Lotus and Marussia's entries were marked as "subject to confirmation".

AUTOSPORT has learned that the final paperwork relating to their entries has yet to be formally completed, but they are both are expected to finish the entry process in the next few days.

Lotus sources have confirmed that the matter is being dealt with to finalise its entry details.

Marussia CEO Andy Webb said: "We do not foresee any obstacles to finalising our 2014 entry, which is imminent."

2014 F1 entry list so far in numerical order: # Driver Team/Car 1 Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull-Renault 6 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 7 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 8 Romain Grosjean Lotus-Renault 11 Sergio Perez Force India-Mercedes 13 Pastor Maldonado Lotus-Renault 14 Fernando Alonso Ferrari 17 Jules Bianchi Marussia-Ferrari 19 Felipe Massa Williams-Mercedes 20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren-Mercedes 21 Esteban Gutierrez Sauber-Ferrari 22 Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 25 Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso-Renault 26 Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso-Renault 27 Nico Hulkenberg Force India-Mercedes 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 77 Valtteri Bottas Williams-Mercedes 99 Adrian Sutil Sauber-Ferrari
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